idea for running out of RAM
jg at laptop.org
Mon Sep 29 18:04:39 EDT 2008
Note that more current Linux kernels, such as that in 8.2, are much
better at being able to account for what process is using what memory.
It's probably worth a little experimentation after 8.2 ships to see if
the original concept is now viable.
On Mon, 2008-09-29 at 10:06 +0200, Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 2:07 AM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> So UI changes that help make this clearer will probably be a good idea
> >> for a 9.1 ... :-/
> > There was an early sketch of a mechanism similar to the old Home View
> > circle, where there was a space allocated to each open activity
> > proportional to the amount of memory it was consuming. In any case, it
> > is just as easy to make a bar graph as a pie chart...
> Dan Winship explained the issues with this approach here:
> http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Activity_ring .
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